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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jul 12, 2010 1:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

I don't think there is an official explanation, but there's some pretty common sense ones. If you've ever seen anyone pass out with a balloon in their mouth and smash their face or head on a concrete parking lot you'd understand. I suspect that's why so many of the wookies you see out there are missing teeth. Also there's big money involved with selling gas, tens of thousands of dollars in profit at stake and the tanks are really easy to procure, so there has been a history of threats, violence, payoffs, some other scary stuff associated with gas at shows. I think if you Google "Nitrous Mafia" you might find some entertaining reading.

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Poster: high flow Date: Jul 18, 2010 9:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Furthur

Hey thanks for the tip. The Nitrous Mafia information is interesting. I've never seen such acts, but I have not attended any large festival in several years.

My old dentist in the bay area would offer gas and the CD of the patient's choice for minor procedures. Frankly I was always too afraid to bring anything really heavy.